Diversity Initiatives

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Embracing Diversity, Many Benefits

Written by Joe Algrant, US Principal and excerpted from US News, the e-newsletter of D-E’s Upper School During a year that has been difficult in some ways since the election last fall, (while we have been trying to learn how to better engage in civilized conversation based on information rather than emotion), we have tried…

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Teens Talk About Racism Conference

Creating inclusive small-group conversations and not being afraid to voice opinions — even if they cause discord or controversy — were among the topics raised by students
at the Teens Talk About Racism leadership conference held at Fairleigh Dickinson University on May 28.

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Affinity Groups: An Overview

The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports the efforts of D-E’s parent affinity groups for our Black/Latino, Korean, and South Asian (formerly Indian) communities – the latter of which is highlighted in this article.

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Holi Festival of Color 2015

In the beginning of April, all three divisions of Dwight-Englewood celebrated Holi, the Hindu festival of color that welcomes the spring season on the day after the full moon in February or March – and yes, while this year’s was on March 6, the Lower School held its Holi assembly on April 1; the Upper…

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Indy 500-Inspired NAIS Diversity Conferences 2014

In early December, more than 3,800 attendees gathered in Indianapolis for the National Association of Independent Schools’ People of Color Conference (PoCC) and Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). These conferences help students, faculty, staff, parents and trustees of independent schools to embrace the diverse perspectives and leverage ways in which to promote diversity at their…

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D-E Celebrates Hispanic Heritage

In mid-October, all three divisions at D-E – Lower, Middle, and Upper – were treated to special assemblies sponsored by the School’s Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and student club INSPIRE (Introducing New Solutions to Promote Integrity & Respect Everywhere). The assemblies were held in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, which was celebrated from September 15 to October 15.

D-E + Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives

Dwight-Englewood School is now in its fifth year of participation with the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives (CSBGL). This year, there are twelve students enrolled in the Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) class where Upper School students are instructed in qualitative research techniques to design a project focused on upper school life; exploring data to study; and make conclusions as to how we can best create a better upper school environment.

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2013 Diversity Conference

For the past 11 years, Dwight-Englewood has attended two annual diversity conferences hosted by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS): the People of Color Conference (PoCC) and the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). Led by Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs Clinton Carbon, a veteran participant of the program and one of the…

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